Until a few years ago Greta Thunberg was just a Swedish teenager like many others, now she has become a symbol of the new awareness of climate change by young people, and not only. I Am Greta is a documentary that tells it closely, of which we present the trailer.
We present the trailer for I am Greta, the documentary produced by Hulu and directed by Nathan Grossman which puts the spotlight on the life of the very young Swedish activist Greta Thunberg. For the occasion Koch Media e WWF Italy have decided to join forces and collaborate to raise awareness among citizens about the climate emergency that is affecting our planet.
Awareness of climate change, especially among young people, has greatly increased in recent years, and the credit goes to Greta Thunberg. A Swedish teenager like many others until recently, in the last few years she has become a true symbol, able to speak frankly in the places of power around the world in favor of a new energetic fight against habits that have compromised the environment and world climate.
After being presented with great critical success at the 77th Venice International Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival, it arrives in Italian cinemas I am Greta, documentary directed by the Swedish director Nathan Grossman, which tells the story of the teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg. In August 2018, Greta, a fifteen-year-old Swedish student, begins a strike in front of the Swedish Parliament to demonstrate against climate change, which in a few months turns into a global movement, making her a world-famous activist. The documentary follows Greta from her very first day of protest to her incredible sailing trip to New York to attend the UN Climate Summit.
The climate crisis
The climate crisis is one of the great challenges of our time with the global average temperature rising about 1.1 degrees Celsius more than in the pre-industrial era; just think that nine of the last ten years have been the hottest ever recorded. The extent of Arctic ice, beyond the variations, is at an all-time low and extreme events are multiplying, from heat waves – record temperatures were reached in Siberia this year – to floods, frequency and intensity of Hurricanes.
We have a few years to reverse the course: if the consequences of an increase in temperature of about one degree centigrade are what we all have under our eyes, what will happen with an increase of 2 or 3 degrees could be unimaginable. In this scenario, being able to inform and mobilize the largest number of people becomes crucial to push governments and companies to take the right path and do it before it is too late.
The plot of I am Greta
An intimate documentary, the first feature film, which tells the story of teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg through compelling and never-before-seen footage, directed by Swedish director Nathan Grossman. Starting with the lone school strike for climate justice outside the Swedish parliament, Grossman follows Greta – a shy student with Asperger’s syndrome – in her rise to prominence and galvanizing global impact that has sparked school strikes around the world. The film culminates with his incredible 2019 trip on a sailboat in the Atlantic Ocean to reach New York and speak at the UN during the Climate Summit.